Before the pandemic, Bwi-Bwi had been planning to move overseas. However, the producer (real name Christophe Audoly) instead ended up having to spend a few months living with his parents in the countryside of Provence.
The name of that place, Canto Soulèu, derives from a local dialect and translates to “singing the sun”. Made during this period of lockdown, ‘Canto Soulèu’ channels some of that solar energy, both in terms of the release’s bright visual aesthetic as well as the vibrant tracks contained within.
The record, which lands on Lüüd Discs, sees Bwi-Bwi try his hand at a range of different styles. Our pick is ‘The Truth Is Out There’, which, in its name at least, appears to be a nod to extraterrestrial themes. Musically, this one’s steeped in nineties tropes including quick vocal chops and feel-good synths.
‘Canto Soulèu’ is scheduled for release 2 July via Lüüd Discs. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
1. Canto Souleu
2. Canto Souleu (A.M. Mix)
3. The Truth Is Out There